The Twitter for Good Blog

Reflecting the positive power of Twitter.

Hour of Code at Tenderloin Community School

What difference does an hour make? It opens up a whole new world of possibilities to an elementary school kid. Twitter employees went to the Tenderloin Community School in San Francisco to participate in Hour of Code 2016. Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Over two days, every child from kindergarten to 5th grade got to experience Hour of Code with adult helpers from Twitter.

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#TwitterForGood Day around the world

Bi-annually, Twitter employees come together to volunteer and give back to their communities. This year #FridayForGood was rebranded to be called #TwitterForGood Day, in the spirit of recognizing that service should be a continuous practice, and offices around the world could therefore celebrate giving back on different #TwitterForGood Days. Read some of the highlights from offices across the world. Read more...

Tweeps Help Local Jobseekers Practice Interviewing, Give Resume Tips & Talk Company Culture

Learn about the mock interviews that Twitter for Good hosted in collaboration with Bay Area Video Coalition’s TechSF Program.

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Empowering our community through digital literacy and meaningful connections at Twitter NeighborNest

Learn what the Twitter NeighborNest has meant to our employees and community members.

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Cultivating digital citizenship among youth and parents at Twitter NeighborNest

Learn how Twitter is partnering with United Playaz to help youth and parents in the local community to stay smart and safe online.

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#BUILTBYGIRLS Challenge @ Twitter HQ

On September 9th, Twitter Women and Womeng hosted AOL’s #BUILTBYGIRLS Challenge, a pitch competition for tech-based projects built by girls and judged by girls, for the second year in a row. BUILTBYGIRLS (@BUILTBYGIRLS) equips today’s young woman to take her place in the tech-enabled economy through internships, workshops, competitions, and online content.

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#TweetToTransform: using Twitter to save lives

The phenomenal growth of Twitter is an unmatched opportunity for humanitarians. Oxfam India’s collaboration with Twitter to bring best practices through the #TweetToTransform forum contributes to this cause.

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Treehouse Lab at Twitter NeighborNest: fostering coding for all

Over the last eight weeks, Twitter NeighborNest and Bay Area Video Coalition (@BAVC) have been helping new learners from the Tenderloin, South of Market and the Mission District to gain free access to get a handle on the basics of coding. The idea for this collaboration came as a suggestion from the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (@sfoewd).

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Digital Rights Foundation launches campaign to combat violence and harassment against women in Pakistan

The Digital Rights Foundation is an organization that endeavors to promote safe online spaces for women in Pakistan. They recently launched Hamara Internet (@hamarainternet), a campaign to address violence against women and to provide support to those facing online harassment and abuse.

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Taking families a step closer to digital literacy at Twitter NeighborNest

Learn how Twitter NeighborNest is partnering with Community Technology Network to increase technology access and training for low-income families.

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